Current Issue
September, 2021

  • Vol. 24 No. 03
Mini Review
  • Clinical Usefulness of SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Test

    Hyun Soo Kim


    SARS-CoV-2 antibody assay is a test that checks whether an antibody against the SARSCoV-2 virus has been formed in the blood after SARS-CoV-2 infection or vaccination. SARSCoV-2 antibody is detected 1–2 weeks after infection, and antibodies are produced in more than 90% of infected patients. The duration for the formation of antibodies differs by individual and by type of antibody. In the case ......

Original Article
  • Comparison of Blood Culture Parameters between 2 and 10 mL Aerobic Bottles from Patients with Sepsis

    Seong Chun Kim, Sunjoo Kim


    Background: Blood volume is the most important parameter for an optimal blood culture; however, the effect of blood volume on blood culture ......

  • Evaluation of Five Automated Urine Analyzers as Screening Instruments for Enhancing Diagnostic Efficiency in Urinary Tract Infection

    Jooyoung Cho, Jung-Hyun Byun, Sang-Guk Lee, Kyeongjin Oh, Beomchan Jeon, Dongeun Yong, Jeong-Ho Kim


    Background: Although urine culture is considered a reference standard for the diagnosis of urinary tract infection (UTI), it is time-consuming, labor-intensive, and ......

  • Fecal Microbiota Transplantation against Gut Colonization Using a Multidrug-Resistant Organism

    Seul Ki Lee, Ji Eun Choi, Chae Min Shin, Mi-Na Kim


    Background: Fecal microbiota transplantation against gut colonization using a multidrugresistant organism is a technique used to treat infections through ......

  • Nasal Colonization of Serine Protease esp-Positive Staphylococcus epidermidis Affecting Staphylococcus aureus Colonization

    Goeun Kang, Hyun Soo Kim, Han-Sung Kim, Wonekun Song, Jae-Seok Kim


    Background: Staphylococcus aureus is a common colonizer of the nasal vestibule and is found in approximately 20%–30% of healthy adults, while ......